International Media Studies
The bilingual study program is conducted in English and German combining topics such as media and development, journalism, communication science and media economics. The full-time, four-semester Master’s degree offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries.
Before you start online application process, please make sure you have all documents required for application ready:
- Letter of motivation (signed and dated)
- Current Curriculum Vitae (Europass format, signed and dated)
- Certificate of your first academic degree (including ALL transcripts)
- Evidence of at least one year's professional experience in a media-related field AFTER obtaining your first academic degree (for a full scholarship you must give evidence for at least two years of professional experience)
- Certificate of APS (for applicants who completed their first degree in China, Vietnam or Mongolia)
- Evidence of sufficient English language skills (TOEFL IBT: score of 83 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.5 or higher, BULATS: score of 70 or higher, APIEL at least Level 3) - English language certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue
- Evidence of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF at least level TDN 3 in all four parts of the examination, Goethe Zertifikat at least level B2 or DSH at least level 1)
- Copy of your passport
If you would like to apply for a full scholarship, you will be required to submit some additional documents:
- Recent recommendation letter from a University (with letterhead, official University stamp, signature, and date)
- Recent recommendation letter from your employer (with letterhead, official company stamp, signature, and date)
- DAAD application form
- High school diploma
Regarding the English and German language skills, please be aware that you will need to provide evidence of sufficient language skills for both languages. If you have knowledge of only one of the two languages, this does not suffice. If one of these languages is your native language or you have completed your entire program of study in either of them, evidence of that particular language is not necessary. Documents not originally issued in English or German must also be accompanied by an official, certified translation. Please do not send original documents unless you are asked to do so. If you are accepted into the program you will be later asked to submit the original, certified documents or official, certified copies to the cooperation partner, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
After the application deadline has expired, a committee of representatives of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the University of Bonn, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Deutsche Welle will decide on the award of places. In case your application is approved (you will be informed by email) you will be required to send certified copies of your original application documents to our cooperation partner, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg as soon as possible. Please note that all copies of documents you submit must be officially certified for authenticity with the originals. In case your documents have not been issued in either German or English, you will need to additionally submit officially certified translations into either English or German. If you have completed the TOEFL as evidence of sufficient English language skills, please have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send your certificate directly to us. You will need to inform them about our institute number, 7977. Only after the verification of your original application documents, it will be possible to confirm the unconditional offer of a place of study. You will receive more information on this process at the given.
Visa requirements for foreign students
Most applicants require a visa from the German diplomatic mission in their country. However, this does not apply to EU citizens or citizens from countries with separate agreements (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iceland, Monaco, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and USA). You can apply for a visa as soon as you receive confirmation that you have been accepted for the program. Please note: do not enter Germany on a tourist visa! A tourist visa cannot later be exchanged for the required visa or a training-related residence permit.
Prior to your departure, visa-related questions can be answered by the German embassy responsible for your country. If you have visa-related questions after arriving in Bonn, please contact Bonn's municipal immigration office. Bureaucratic procedures take time. It's therefore important to contact the German embassy or consulate in your country ahead of time so that you know which documents are required when you apply for the visa.
The total fee for the four-semester International Media Studies Master's program is 6,000 €. Students can pay the fee in full prior to the program’s start or pay in monthly installments of 250 €. Students are also required to pay a social services fee of 283.40 € per semester. This amount is to be paid ahead of each semester to the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
The composition of the total amount of 283.40 €:
- Social service contribution for the Studentenwerk Bonn: EUR 97.00
- SemesterTicket (VRS): EUR 125,20
- NRW-Ticket: EUR 50.90
- Student's Union fee: EUR 10.30
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